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The Infineon-led consortium has 15 partners from industry and academia (Image: Infineon)

Infineon is to lead a three-year research project looking at IT security for self-driving cars. The €7.2 million SecForCARs programme (Security for Connected, Autonomous Cars) is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, and will explore and evaluate security mechanisms, testing for gaps in security, and eliminating security gaps as quickly as possible.

SecForCARs involves 15 partners from industry and academia across different sectors: Volkswagen and Audi as OEMs; Infineon and Robert Bosch as suppliers; Escrypt, Itemis, Mixed Mode and Schutzwerk as tool manufacturers and security experts; and research institutes including the University of Ulm, the Technical Universities of Braunschweig and Munich, the Free University of Berlin, the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, and the Frauenhofer Institutes AISEC and IEM.

Infineon has also recently announced the expansion of its facilities in Dresden [pictured] with the launch of a new development center for automotive electronics and AI.

-Farah Alkhalisi